Özlem Alkis is born in Istanbul, lives and works in Cologne. She creates her works in transdiciplinary formats and collaborations in the intersection of Visual art, Music and Dance. After completing her dance formation (essais at CNDC in Angers and ex.er.ce at CCN in Montpelier) in France, she received her Master degree in Tanzvermittlung im zeitgenössischen Kontext from Hochshule für Musik und Tanz Köln. She received Fellowship grants in the section of Performing Arts from Akademie der Künste der Welt in Cologne (2016) and Akademie der Künste in Berlin (2015). Since 2015, she produces her own choreographic works and present in various venues.